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Aggregate business opens in Bridgeport

Business

BRIDGEPORT — Belmont Aggregates has opened a new, more centralized headquarters, moving from its Powhatan Point location to Bridgeport. Increased activity has necessitated growth and relocation of the local aggregate business. The trucking company specializes in hauling aggregate materials ...

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BELLAIRE POLICE Chief Mike Kovalyk receives a donation of first responder carfentanyl recovery kits from Belmont Community Hospital CEO John DeBlasis. The kits will be kept in officers’ cruisers.

Hospital donates carfentanyl recovery kits to Bellaire police

Hospital donates carfentanyl recovery kits

Community

BELLAIRE — The Bellaire Police Department recently received first responder carfentanyl recovery kits from Belmont Community Hospital. The kits will be placed in department cruisers for use in case the officers suspect that they may have come in contact with the dangerous substance. The ...

Belmont savings bank announces strong team

Business

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – The team at Belmont Savings Bank is getting stronger. Recently Todd Cover, President and CEO, hired a dynamic group of talented bankers from the local community, including Joe Ticich, Mark Nicholson and Mike Taylor. Each individual will play a key role in the bank and ...

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BELLAIRE POLICE Chief Mike Kovalyk, left, receives a donation check from Eagles officer Danny Hughes for the department to upgrade its tactical equipment.

Bellaire Police receive donation for tactical equipment upgrade

Bellaire police receive donation for tactical equipment upgrade

Community

BELLAIRE — The Bellaire Police Department received a generous donation from the Bellaire Eagles 371 Gaming Account for upgrades for tactical equipment. As the nation mourns the tragedy in Las Vegas of more than 58 killed and hundreds wounded, the Eagles look to provide help to the police ...

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St. C. namesake a hit in Scotland

Community

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — This city's namesake, Arthur St. Clair, has largely been forgotten by history, but thanks to the work of some enterprising historians his accomplishments are becoming better known in the United States and in his native Scotland, where he would fit right in with its national ...

Rev. Darrell Cummings ends successful term as WVNCC board member

Community

WHEELING — West Virginia Northern Community College Board of Governors member the Rev. Darrell Cummings ended a successful tenure at the board of governors meeting on Sept. 28. Cummings served on WVNCC’s board from 2001-2004 and served as its chair from 2012-2016. He was reappointed in ...

Several renewal levies in Harrison County

Local News

CADIZ — Harrison County voters will have several local questions and issues to decide in the upcoming Nov. 7 general election. Green Township, Harrisville, Shortcreek Township and Adena voters will be asked to vote on a 10-year, 4.9-mill additional levy to support the Buckeye Local School ...

Numerous issues top Monroe County ballot

Local News

WOODSFIELD — There are several issues on the ballot for Monroe County voters to consider on Nov. 7, along with several contested races. The last day to register to vote is Tuesday, with office hours at the Monroe County Board of Elections being from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. that day. Voters in ...

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Levin Furniture and Mattress Vice President of Merchandising, Marketing and Sales Chris Pelcher, from left, Ohio Regional Manager Brian Violi and President Robert Levin cut a ribbon at the grand opening of the company’s latest store at the Ohio Valley Mall on Friday.

2) Levin Furniture and Mattress corporate officials celebrate after a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the grand opening of their new store at the Ohio Valley Mall on Friday.

3) Levin Furniture and Mattress President Robert Levin, right, presents a check for $20,000 to Dana Bauer of the American Red Cross at the grand opening of the company’s new store at the Ohio Valley Mall on Friday.

4) Levin Furniture and Mattress President Robert Levin embraces Dana Bauer of the American Red Cross at the grand opening of the company’s new store at the Ohio Valley Mall. The company made a donation of $20,000 to the Red Cross at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday.

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Levin Furniture and Mattress officially opens

Local News

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Levin Furniture and Mattress at the Ohio Valley Mall hosted an official grand opening Friday and also made a significant donation to a good cause. Company President Robert Levin and Senior Vice President of Merchandising, Marketing and Sales Chris Pelcher joined employees ...

Candi Noble-Greathouse, left, marketing director for the Ohio Valley Mall, presents teaching kits to Union Local Elementary Pre-K-2 Principal Dana Kendziorski. The kits help teachers instruct student about being kind to one another.

Students learn about being kind

Community

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Children are never too young to be kind to one another. That is why the Ohio Valley Mall hosted some of the smallest students of the Union Local School District on Wednesday for an event with Captain McFinn and Friends. Using storytelling to engage children in preschool ...

Lola Eden and defense attorney Adam Myser review Eden’s case before she entered a guilty plea to trafficking in drugs on Friday. 



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Eden pleads guilty to drug trafficking

Local News

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The owner of a Bellaire home that reportedly was targeted for a home invasion attempt that led to a fatal shooting pleaded guilty to trafficking in drugs Friday. Lola Eden, 54, of 4157 Noble St., Bellaire appeared before Belmont County Common Pleas Judge John Vavra and ...

Adena Legion hosting fundraiser for veterans

Local News

ADENA — THe suicide rate among American military veterans is high, and one local organization is working to reduce that rate by providing veterans with companionship and comfort. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs statistics show that in 2014, the most recent year for which information is ...

Village of Rayland finds lead in its water

Local News

RAYLAND — A local community is keeping an eye on its water after the village announced this week that lead was discovered in the water supply. The village of Rayland posted a public notice Tuesday announcing that recent test results show “the Village of Rayland PWS has detected lead in ...

Annual Oglebayfest begins today

Community

WHEELING — Despite the rainy weather Thursday afternoon, artisans were setting up tents along the hilltop next to the Oglebay Mansion Museum, while Ohio County Country Fair officials prepared Site One near the Good Zoo in preparation for the 40th-annual Oglebayfest The events get underway ...

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St. Clairsville American Legion Post 159 Commander Larry Barnes, right, shakes hands with Murray Energy Chairman, President and CEO Robert E. Murray, thanking him for a $10,000 donation toward a new metal roof for the legion post’s building. Looking on are Rick Rogers and Cheryl Barnes. The roof, which was installed in mid-August, is expected to save the post about 30 percent on heating and air conditioning costs.

Murray donates to new roof

Local News

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The St. Clairsville American Legion has a new roof, thanks in large part to a donation of $10,000 from Murray Energy Chairman, President and CEO Robert E. Murray. “He donated $10,000 to help us install a new metal roof on our American Legion Post 159,” Commander Larry ...

A Special Wish Foundation and Thomas Auto Centers team up for contest

Community

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A Special Wish Foundation Ohio Valley and Thomas Auto Centers are teaming up to give three lucky winners a makeover. “The mission of ASWOV is to enhance the quality of life for children with a life-threatening illness or disorder by granting their special wish,” said ...

Bellaire resident says towing of camper ‘unfair’

Local News

BELLAIRE — Village Council is another step closer to increasing monthly sanitation collection rates in Bellaire by about $3. The ordinance was introduced last month, but the first reading was not heard until Thursday’s regular meeting. Meanwhile, resident Cheryle Snider complained ...

Belmont weighs options for projects

Local News

BELMONT — As Belmont Village Council continues to ponder questions about asbestos abatement and demolition of its 100-year-old elementary school building and repaving a historic brick road in town, a new council member was sworn in Thursday to join the discussion, although she does not get to ...